The Aire Rivers Trust supports the work of locally organised groups which are interested in better water-courses and a better environment for nature and people.
Ways we can support groups:
Litter picking equipment
Our useful contacts
Here is a directory of active groups that might be near to you so you can get involved.
St Ives, Harden The Friends of St Ives have an active calender of events and are sociable and have fun while improving and protecting this old estate. All ages are welcome.
Bradford The Friends of Bradfords Becks organises clean-ups of the beck and the streams that run into it. They run cultural events such as the ‘Becnic’ with music and food. FoBB monitors and intervenes in pollution incidents. It also sponsors education and arts projects.
Worth Valley and Keighley Friends of the River Worth group is being set up and you can contact them via Twitter at the moment @Phil_SheridanFF . This summer, the group will be using the expertise of Prof. Jon Grey to survey the Worth and produce a report on the state of the whole river: the good, the bad and the plain ugly. If you notice anything, eg obstructions, pollution or interesting species, you can help by letting them know.
ART supports these organisations in different ways.
Know of another local group?
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